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Named standard discsSirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk

42 km / 26 miles

Blaenau G, Caerphilly, Newport
A challenging route from the built-up fringes of Newport to the mountain ridges of Mynydd Machen and Mynydd Manmoel. It passes lowland and upland farms, woodlands and riverside parks, many sites of historical interest, including an Iron Age hill fort, an old mill and a canal centre, before finishing near Tredegar. The Walk links with the waymarked Ebbw Valley Walk (16 miles from Wattsville to Ebbw Vale and on OS mapping) near Cwm. The circular waymarked Raven Walk (12 miles and included on OS mapping) uses some of the Sirhowy Valley Walk near Ynysddu.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named standard discs Waymark: Named standard discs
Attributes: Challenging; Moorland; Mountain; River; Heritage
ST290850 - Tredegar House, Newport
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SO150106 - Aneurin Bevan Memorial, Tredegar
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Web Sites: Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk - 5 PDFs
  Sirhowy Valley Ridgeway Walk
  The Valleys - Sirhowy

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet: Sirhowy Valley Walk (Caerphilly County Borough Council)
Hardback: Walkers Britain (AA Publishing - 2011)
Booklet: Ebbw Valley Walk (Caerphilly County Borough Council - 1996)
Leaflet: Raven Walk (Caerphilly County Borough Council - 1995)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 161171
OS Landranger Active: 161171
OS Explorer: 13152166
OS Explorer Active: 13152166

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping: Ebbw Valley Walk; Raven Walk; Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk; Wales Coast Path
Other Paths: Cambrian Way; Celtic Way; Cistercian Way (Wales)


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Route Profile:

42.5 Km (26.4 miles)
1,418 m (4,652 ft) ascent
457 m (1,499 ft)  maximum height